Belite’s Sealite gets wet

Belite Aircraft founder James Wiebe flew the new Sealite Amphibious ultralight off the water for the first time on Wednesday. He also landed safely. Not once, but five times. [Read more...]

Chris Linn awarded Master Pilot Award

Chris Linn of Farragut, Tennessee, flies every chance he gets. The retired aerospace engineer, who keeps his floatplane at Sky Ranch Airport, home of the East Tennessee Pilots Club, was recently honored by the FAA with the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award for “practicing and promoting safe aircraft operations for more than 50 years” during a ceremony in Nashville. A story at KnoxNews.com quotes Linn as saying it was one of the greatest moments in his flight career.

Seattle looks to protect floatplanes

The City of Seattle is considering development restrictions near South Lake Union to preserve floatplane operations, according to a story in the April 13-19 issue of Puget Sound Business Journal. Kenmore Air operates as many as 100 flights a day, in the busy summer season. Proposed requirements include: [Read more...]